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20th-century mathematicians
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Bertrand Russell
The Legend of Question Six
Simon Pampena discusses the famous Question 6 from the 1988 International Mathematical Olympiad
A New Hope for a Perplexing Mathematical Proof
Three years ago, a solitary mathematician released an impenetrable proof of the famous abc conjecture. At a recent conference dedicated to the work, optimism mixed with bafflement.
The Biggest Mystery In Mathematics: Shinichi Mochizuki And The Impenetrable Proof
A Japanese mathematician claims to have solved one of the most important problems in his field. The trouble is, hardly anyone can work out whether he's right. Sometime on the morning of 30 August 201...
Emmy Noether Google Doodle: Why Einstein called her a ‘creative mathematical genius’
IN 1935, writing to the New York Times, Albert Einstein did not tame his praise. “In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians,” penned the great man, “Fräulein Noether was the most sig...
Grigori Perelman
A reclusive Russian mathematician has been awarded a million dollars for proving a theory which has baffled some of the finest brains for a century. Grigory ...
20th-century mathematicians by nationality
Mathematicians who died in the Holocaust
Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (/ˈrʌsəl/; 18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and polit...
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A New Hope for a Perplexing Mathematical Proof
Three years ago, a solitary mathematician released an impenetrable proof of the famous abc conjecture. At a recent conference dedicated to the work, optimism mixed with bafflement.
Torrence Parsons
Torrence Douglas Parsons (1941–1987) was an American mathematician.He worked mainly in graph theory, and is known for introducing a graph-theoretic view of pursuit-evasion problems (Parsons 1976...
Lazar Lyusternik
Lazar Aronovich Lyusternik (also Lusternik, Lusternick, Ljusternik; Ла́зарь Аро́нович Люсте́рник; 31 December 1899 in Zduńska Wola, Russian Empire – 23 July 1981 in Moscow) was a Soviet mathematician....
Lazar Lyusternik - Wikipedia
Emmy Noether Google Doodle: Why Einstein called her a ‘creative mathematical genius’
IN 1935, writing to the New York Times, Albert Einstein did not tame his praise. “In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians,” penned the great man, “Fräulein Noether was the most sig...
Ian Stewart (mathematician)
Ian Nicholas Stewart FRS (born 24 September 1945) is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, England, and a widely known popular-science and science-fiction writer.
Stew...
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Johannes van der Corput
Johannes Gaultherus van der Corput (4 September 1890 – 16 September 1975) was a Dutch mathematician, working in the field of analytic number theory.He was appointed professor at the University of Frib...
Norman Lloyd Johnson
Norman Lloyd Johnson (9 January 1917, Ilford, Essex, England – 18 November 2004, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA) was a professor of statistics and author or editor of several standard reference work...
Michigan Mathematical Journal
Michigan Mathematical Journal (established 1952) is published by the mathematics department at University of Michigan. Its initial editor was George Piranian.As of 2013 it is published four issues a ...
Seinosuke Toda
Seinosuke Toda (戸田 誠之助, Toda Seinosuke, born January 15, 1959) is a computer scientist working at the Nihon University in Tokyo. Toda earned his Ph.D. from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in...
Ernst G. Straus
Ernst Gabor Straus (February 25, 1922 – July 12, 1983) was a German-American mathematician who helped found the theories of Euclidean Ramsey theory and of the arithmetic properties of analytic functio...
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Dick de Jongh
Dick Herman Jacobus de Jongh (born 19 October 1939, Enschede) is a Dutch logician and mathematician and a retired professor at the University of Amsterdam.He received his PhD degree in 1968 from the U...
Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh
Alexander Gennadyevich Kurosh (Russian: Алекса́ндр Генна́диевич Ку́рош; January 19, 1908 – May 18, 1971) was a Soviet mathematician, known for his work in abstract algebra. He is credited with wri...
Martin Charles Golumbic
Martin Charles Golumbic (born September 30, 1948) is a mathematician and computer scientist, best known for his work in algorithmic graph theory and in artificial intelligence. He is the founding edit...
Kwan-ichi Terazawa
Kwanichi Terazawa (寺沢 寛一, Terazawa Kan'ichi, July 15, 1882 – February 5, 1969) was a Japanese mathematician and administrator.Terazawa was born in Yonezawa, graduated from the Imperial Univers...
Kiyoshi Oka
Kiyoshi Oka (岡 潔, Oka Kiyoshi, April 19, 1901 – March 1, 1978) was a Japanese mathematician who did fundamental work in the theory of several complex variables. He was born in Osaka. He ...
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Andrew Forsyth
Andrew Russell Forsyth FRS (18 June 1858, Glasgow – 2 June 1942, South Kensington) was a British mathematician.Forsyth studied at Liverpool College and was tutored by Richard Pendlebury before en...
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Warren Ambrose
Warren Arthur Ambrose (October 25, 1914 – December 4, 1995) was Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the University of Buenos Aires. He was born in Vi...
James R. Norris
James Ritchie Norris is a mathematician working in probability theory and stochastic analysis. He is the Professor of Stochastic Analysis in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge. He has...
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Dorothy Maud Wrinch
Dorothy Maud Wrinch (12 September 1894 – 11 February 1976; married names Nicholson, Glaser) was a mathematician and biochemical theorist best known for her attempt to deduce protein structure using ma...
Henryk Iwaniec
Henryk Iwaniec (born October 9, 1947) is a Polish American mathematician, and since 1987 a professor at Rutgers University.
Iwaniec studied at the University of Warsaw, where he got his Ph.D. in 1...
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Henri Brocard
Pierre René Jean Baptiste Henri Brocard (12 May 1845 – 16 January 1922) was a French meteorologist and mathematician, in particular a geometer. His best-known achievement is the invention and di...
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Alberto Calderón
Alberto Pedro Calderón (1920 -1998) was one of the leading mathematicians of the 20th century. He was born in Mendoza, Argentina. His name is associated with the University of Buenos Aires, but first ...
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